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things done because of the financial impact of the country. clinton tried to do them. he had the best economy in a generation, that was the time to get them durngs the lewinsky scandal came along. bush tried to do them, iraq war and then katrina. he couldn't get it done. will this president seize this moment and tries to do medicare and social security, his vice president say i want to run for president. >> he will be more successful because he's tougher. there's danger and frankly david gergen, wrote a great piece on cnn.com called obama 2.0, really goes through it. there are dangers but he's going to be more successful because he's tougher. i think republicans respect him more as a tougher negotiator. >> what about democrats? >> he's got problems. >> here's my question to you which is, you've gottlieb brawl it democrats and the fiscal test is going to be all of these issues coming up on how you cut spending, what you do to the military, mine all of this stuff coming up. if the president says, i want a grand bargain and we've got to cut medicare as part of a big deal, where -- is he
and bill clinton. all of our coverage and behind the scenes photographs are available on our website c- span.org. let's take you back to january 2009. [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. at these moments, america has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents. so it has been, so it must be with this generation of americans. that we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. our nation is at war, again
made. republican consultant margaret hoover joining us, ari fleischer, former president clinton adviser and mastermind, paul begala and president of rebuild the dream is here as well. paul, you wrote an article in "the daily beast" i think it was today, you basically said, the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and unity, and then he should go out and be ruthless? >> yes, yes. he famously hosted steven spielberg and daniel day-lewis and the stars behind the movie "lincoln." that is the lesson of lincoln, in his first inaugural he talked about appealing to better angels of our nature, then we went to war. he tried. president obama has tried. presidents have to try to change the culture in which they're placed. in this case, this division we have in the country is not going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton who desperately wanted to. it wasn't heal by president bush. it has not been healed by president barack obama. you run the country with the climate you have not what you want. >> he should be ruthless? >> i think he
by president clinton who desperately wanted to, and it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president barack obama. you run the country with the climate you have not what you want. >> he should be ruthless? >> i think he has to pursue his agenda the way president lincoln did, with -- yes, with relentless commitment but, of course, he'll say -- presidents have to be unifying figures, but i think the central political miscalculation was he actually thought his mere presence would -- >> when the president is talking about unity and working together tomorrow paul begala is going to be saying yadda, yadda, yadda in his head. do you agree? >> well, i think the more eloquent way to say this, is i think he needs to say that he wants unity. but not unity at all costs, there's something more important than people just getting together in this town. there are people hurting in towns across america. he has to show the willingness to work with anybody, but also the willingness to work against anybody who stops him from doing a good job as president of the united states. >> southbouisn
and bill clinton. lincoln as its successful -- special case and that his second term was so brief. the it is interesting to note that only the president who had a more successful second term than their first was james madison and andrew jackson. the following is an accounting of the presidents elected to a second term, and the reasons for those that have experienced failed or troubled second terms. for failed because of a war that seemed unwinnable, or for lack of preparedness. jefferson, truman, johnson and bush were the four. also, for failed because of economic crisis for failure to act to deter such a crisis. these were jefferson, cleveland, coolidge, franklin roosevelt from the 37 downturn, and george bush. at failed due to their inability to lead congress were jefferson, monroe, grants, wilson, truman, johnson, nixon and bush. to failed due to hubris, franklin roosevelt, and richard nixon are the four who did not effectively communicate their agendas or initiatives were jefferson, monroe, grant in cleveland. obviously, the dominant source of failure for second term president
clinton. the game is a special case in his successful second term was so brief. it's interesting to note that only presidents who had a more successful second term than their first were james madison and andrew jackson. the following is an accounting of the president-elect did to a second term and the reasons for those failed for a troubled second term. for failed because of a water seems on unwinnable. jefferson, truman, johnson and bush were the foyer. also for a failed because of the economic crisis for failure to act and deter such a crises. these are jefferson, cleveland, coolidge, franklin roosevelt's and george bush. it failed due to their inability to lead congress for jefferson, monroe, grant, well some, truman, johnson, nixon and bush. franklin roosevelt and richard nixon. for he did not affect the philly communicate their agendas or initiatives for jefferson, monroe, grant in cleveland. obviously failure for second term president has been their inability to successfully work with congress. only 82nd term presidents have failed second terms to directly to the fight between cong
, this division that we have in the country isn't going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton. it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president obama be . >> you're saying it doesn't matter what he says tomorrow. he should just be ruthless. >> i think he's got to pursue his agenda with way president lincoln did. yes, with relentless commitment. i think the central political miscalculation of his first term is he thought his mere presence would bank those partisan. >> you're going to be saying yada, yada in his head. >> i think the more elegant way to say this -- >> what my client meant to say. >> i think he needs to say he wants unity but not unity at all costs. there's something more important that be just people getting along in this town. they deserve a better economy. he's got to show the willingness to work with anybody but also the willingness to work against anybody who stops him from doing a good job. >> isn't that what republicans who say that compromise is a dirty word and it's important to standby your principles. >> i love paul. he's going to
the president can expect in his second term. we have now had a period of a reagan, clinton, and bush. guest: this is the second time in our history when we have had three successive two-term presidencies. inaugural in a row. the only other time that century. three virginians, almost neighbors. jefferson, madison, and monroe. you're right. it is an interesting counterpoint to the polarization we talk about. host: i want you to listen to an interview we conducted on december 18, 2008 with outgoing president george w. bush. his words on being a unita, not a divider. -- uniter, not a divider. listen to what he said, also his body language. [video clip] >> you said, i am optimistic washington. i believe things happen for a reason. >> that was a hopeful person saying that. >> are you less hopeful? >> we work together, there were -- the tone changed some initially. we had no child left behind. some bipartisan accomplishmentssome people here in this town agenda. should. and it did not happen. terms. guest: president obama has said things better very similar. -- that are very similar. it is not just
clinton term and the second term of president george w. bush. gentlemen, let's start with a simple question. joe, to you, is there a second-term curse that all second-term presidents face or is that mythology? >> i think it's mythology. it's circumstances. i think this second term is starting with a little wind at his back. remember, the president came in in a terrible economic crisis. you know, if you listen to a lot of the economists, things are turning around. that's a significant difference and, you know, in politics, you face head winds and sometimes the wind behind your back. it really feels like this could be a very positive time. >> i don't think it's a myth. second terms have been tough, traditionally, but no magic to it. getting the economy under "control" will be very, very important. the president faces one problem, though, and we become almost a parliamentary system in the actions of legislative bodies and he's got a republican house that he's got to find a rhythm to work with him. president clinton did that, joe, his second term we were able to balance the budget for
relax, and take your ease, and never order japanese. [laughter] clinton is a bad name. i've often said that clinton is the orange of american presidents. and bill clinton's second term, during the unpleasantness -- [laughter] remember when hillary clinton was said to be taking the lead, she was going appear on the "today" program and everything. i wanted to write a poem about that. clinton wouldn't work. i was forced to use what we used to call her maiden name. i don't think we use that praise anymore or name of origin or slave names. [laughter] and so it's up to -- to prove white house's isn'teded so come. it's left to to show it's dwhra georgia laura. -- [laughter] obama jocks about having a funny name. it was actually a pretty good name to rhyme. unfortunely i used up the rhymes with bin laden, slap your momma. i get worried when they start talking about presidential candidates. i did similar book to this in 2008 called deciding the next decider. along -- we shouldn't be afraid of the word open epic. a poem interrupted by other poems. it's the same sort of book it has prose in it. w
, president obama held fewer news conferences than george w. bush or bill clinton. over four years the president held 79 such briefings, that is ten fewer than mr. bush and 54 fewer than president clinton. >>> starting this weekend, president obama's limousine will carry license plates with the phrase taxation without representation. it's a protest over the district of colombia not having voting representatives in congress. president clinton used the plates but george w. bush chose to use a different design without the protest phrase. >>> white house is changing the signature threshold from 25,000 to 100,000 for official responses to petitions on the website. not a bad move. it comes after a request that government build a star wars like death star that got enough signatures for an official white house response. >>> and in utah, george burnett, a pro oil activist and small business owner known as the i love drilling guy is using his new smoothy shop to take a stand against liberal spending. he charges liberals $1 more for than conservatives for a 16 ounce smoothy. >> i'm very open
. the president read bill clinton's second inaugural. >> will we all come together or come apart? >> reporter: and abraham lincoln's, delivered to a nation divided by civil war. >> with malice toward none, with charity for all. >> reporter: a third theme, renewing our commitment to the values of our founding fathers. perhaps it's surprising the president found inspiration in the words of this former a adversa adversary. >> there can be no human rights without human liberty. >> reporter: aides tell us that, although the president disagrees with mr. bush's policy, he's moved by the speech's democratic principles. >> freedom by its nature must be chosen and defended by citizens. >> reporter: a message, aides say, the president will echo today, as he did at the white house last week. >> that most fundamental set of rights, to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. those rights are at stake. we're responsible. >> reporter: of all his predecessors, the president says he is most inspired by president lincoln. >> that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish fr
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was for president clinton's second in operation in 1997. each one -- second inauguration in 1997. each one is special. i have and in a different place in my career each time i have done it. i have done something different with each and every inaugural parade. looking back on all four that i have done and the one we are about to do, each time it is an honor to be part of it. it is a historical event, something that will be in the record books, something people will look back on one day, and in some small way, i know i had a part of it. >> you can watch the public inaugural ceremonies as president obama begins his second term starting live monday at 7:00 a.m. eastern, and continuing all day on c-span. president obama will be sworn in at noon. we will show you the other festivities, including the capitol luncheon and the inaugural parade. >> throughout inauguration day, go online to see more videos and behind-the-scenes photos of the 57 presidential and operation at c-span.org. could also go to facebook -- you can also go to twitter or facebook. earlier today, the political action committee e
presidents, bill clinton and president carter who will both be in attendance today. we won't see the other two living presidents george h.w. bush who was just released from the hospital and is who is now recovering, and george w. bush who sends his regrets. >> so as it happens because of the illness of the elder mr. bush, there will be only democratic presidents in attendance today. very, very unusual circumstance. the headline of the hour, the news broke moments ago by bob schieffer is that the republican leadership at this moment is in the white house having coffee with the president. perhaps a hopeful sign that agreements might come with the new year. >>> here's what's coming up the rest of this inauguration day. at 10:40, the president and mrs. obama leave the white house for the capital. the inaugural ceremonies begin at 11:30 and include the ceremonial swearing-in of vice president biden. then at 11:55, president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts. and at noon, the president will deliver his inaugural address. that will be followed by lunch at the capital. then arou
, president clinton is there coming in now. a.b. stoddard with me as well from "the hill". ab, what a day. fairly warm for a washington january. >> it was supposed to be much colder. eight degrees we got are much appreciated. crowds that are here are really excited. they are smaller than last time but very excited. shepard: former first lady after serious health problems seems to being doing pretty well on a chilly day with her husband. >> they are not only the stars of the democratic party but two of the most popular people in the world. the bush presidents are not going to be in attendance today. the clintons haed to be here and hold up the tradition. shepard: indeed. certainly glad that president bush 41 is home and resting and doing well after about some serious time in the hospital in icu. but his family says he is doing very well and so glad to be back home in texas. >> that is a big relief. everyone worried through the holiday season about is extended day. he is so bee of the lo. he would be here if he could have been. shepard: this crowd is uniquely american experience. the changi
clinton and george w. bush as the third consecutive two-term president. when he takes the oath of office for the second time in the last 24 hours. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> that makes a total of four oaths of office. today east ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power fr
indiana tensionnally hi -- uninl hilarious pictures. there is bill clinton popping his head out he's giving what appears to be a look of approval. >> she does have a beautiful voice. >> after every inauguration comes a celebration. this year was no exception. president obama and the first lady taking center stage. you can see it right there. dancing as jennifer hudson sang let's stay together. >> a man and a woman bravely serving our nation. president obama saying thanks to those heros. >> thank you for volunteering. thank you for stepping up. thank you for keeping us strong. thank you for always makingous proud. i have no greater honor than being your commander-in-chief. >> doug mcelway is live with more on the inauguration. you have had a heck of a 24-hours, doug, working hard. >> i think a lot of us have. it was combed standing out there all day. he paid homage to thomas jefferson's i mmortal words we hold these truths self evident that we are all created equal. then he qualified those words. >> history tells us why these truths may be self evident they have neve been self execu
. reagan, clinton, and bush. guest: this is the second time in our history when we have had three successive two-term presidencies. three men going to their second inaugural in a row. the only other time that happened was in the 19th century. jefferson, madison, and monroe. you're right. it is an interesting counterpoint to the polarization we talk about. host: i want you to listen to an interview we conducted on december 18, 2008 with outgoing president george w. bush. listen to what he said, also his body language. [video clip] >> you said, i am optimistic that we can change the tone in washington. >> that was a hopeful person saying that. >> are you less hopeful? >> we work together, there were some bipartisan accomplishments but the rhetoric got very tough. some people here in this town use the politics of personal destruction to advance their agenda. i do not want to sound self- serving, but i have not. i do not think a president should. i was hoping for better tone, and it did not happen. host: as you reflect on george w. bush at the end of his two terms. guest: president ob
clinton will testify on capitol hill, wednesday. there are not a lot of changes in direction, policywides, perhaps less inclination for american intervention. senator john kerry isine as a shoo-in to replace secretary clinton. the president's pick of chuck hagel sends a similar message -- he's a republican, but his past statements on israel and iran and his opposition to the troop surge in iraq will likely make for a heated confirmation process. if confirmed, hagel will likely lead major budgetary belt tightening at the pentagon. in the second term, many look for one last big push -- immigration reform. >> the second term offers the president to be more risky, i think in terms of policies that they know are politically changing like immigration reform. >> with a growing latino vote, putting additional pressure ahead of 2016. >> the growing number of latinos and how they will affect the elections puts a lot of onous both parties to get something done. >> others feel the time has passed for big, bold moves. >> this gridlock in washington is very real. it is not going anywhere. the president
with the president's cabinet. diplomatic dignitaries and two forms presidents, president carter and clinton will be here, both president bushs will not be ascending this inauguration. things, as you say, should get under way about 11:30. the president and vice president will be introduced sometime after 11:00. we would expect them to take their seats near the front of the stage. the families, of course, will be with them. what is more stunning than the view behind me is the view that the president will have as he looks up the mall at thousands and thousands of people. while the numbers may be smaller than what he saw last year, we know that's stunning a view as you see here to address a crowd of this magnitude before him on a winter's day here. not as pleasant as it was yesterday. in fact, in those vip seats behind me, there are neatly folded blue -- look like very thick blankets for all the guests who will be on the stage here. and they will likely need them. but folks are also crowding here, the invited guests. just on this side of the west front. so all is ready here for the second inaug
became friends with many of the presidents he served. nixon gave him this autographed baseball. clinton gave him a hug. >> he grabs me with the shoulder like this and brings me in like this. >> reporter: it's no wonder charlie brotman has volunteered his voice to this american ritual. >> president george w. bush and first lady laura bush. >> reporter: sounds to me like you wouldn't trade this for the world, this experience you've had. >> if i had to, i would pay them to let me do it. i love it. >> reporter: charlie blrotman gt his start as the announcer for harry truman in 1949. he was a student at a broadcasting school when the call came in. by 1957 he had the job from then on. charl kri brotman truly knows these parades better than the presidents themselves. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >>> good morning, good afternoon, everyone. i'm kate bolduan. welcome to our special coverage of the presidential inauguration weekend. >> i'm john berman. great to see you. you are looking at live pictures now of the first family marking today's national day of service. people all over the country are
clinton, obviously, the daughter of bill and hillary clinton, joe biden, who i spoke with a few minutes ago. he talked about the importance of this day. you know, randi, that this tradition was started in 2009 by president obama. and he hopes that future presidents will continue it. but going back to biden, i asked the vice president's son how his father is feeling going into his second swearing-in. take a listen. >> he's thrilled. i'm very -- i'm happy. he's looking forward to continuing to be the best vice president he could possibly be to president barack obama. he's doing a pretty good job, i think. both of them are. >> reporter: now as we mentioned again, volunteers are starting to stream in. there's seven key themes that they're stressing for this national day to action. a few center around education, honoring the nation's veterans, the environment, and another one is economic development. randi? >> shannon travis, thank you very much for the update from there. and now some news outside the beltway. notre dame linebacker manti t'eo spoke to espn last night. it's his first intervie
clinton and delaware attorney general bo biden. >> gregg: thank you. >> heather: law enforcement is hard at work making sure that monday's inauguration goes off without a hitch. metropolitan police department teaming up with national guard members from all across the country to manage those crowds and all that traffic along the parade route. >> short period, 36 hours, 6,000 national guard will be welcome to d.c. at one of three reception locations. >> i've never been to an inauguration. it's really an honor to have the opportunity to come down. >> to make sure that everybody has a safe and enjoyable time. >> they have been granted temporary arrest powers and help with security if needed. be sure to stick with fox news channel with complete coverage tomorrow. tomorrow we will have the official swearing in for president obama and tune in monday 11:00 a.m. eastern for inauguration 2013. bret baier and megyn kelly and head over to foxnews.com, get answers to your questions and watch videos streaming online. >> gregg: big changes are coming to security checkpoints at airports. tsa is removing
it to bill clinton for eight years. bill clinton was smart enough crafty enough to find a way to rise above and beat us at every turn. he did it by continuing to reach out. i always say when i was a lawyer, i had pictures after congress, all these pictures of bill clinton with much appreciation. it would drive my law partners crazy. appreciation for what? you impeached him. i said yeah, those were the days. you got to reach out. >> here's a question i don't think any of us can answer. only the president can answer. can he utilize the power, the threat of power of the presidency the way lyndon johnson did with regard to resolutions during the course of the vietnam war? one senator voting against him, not being with him. frank church had voted against the vietnam war. lyndon johnson says the next time you want to damnen your district call frank church. can barack obama utilize the inherent power of that office? >> if he has personal relationships -- lyndon johnson had remarkable relationships. they knew when lyndon called lyndon meant business. the president needs to
today. >> you can see former president clinton and secretary of state clinton. who is going to be testifying before congress in a less friendly atmosphere later this week. i was reading obama's first inaugural address today, because i thought, you know, let's get a sense of what it is that he said four years ago. i want to read you two lines. on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and falls promises the recriminations and warn out doug mas that for far too long have strangled our politics. that is an incomplete at best. not all the president's fault but also counterparts on capitol hill. but we are still strangled by that kind of division. talking about national security and the global war on terror, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. that was part of the promise he was going to make to shut down guantanamo, to end enhanced interrogation . say that's a good decision on his part and he realizes as commander-in-chief what he has to do. it was his first order, actually in office. a lot of people forget that. as you look at t
then president clinton passed gun control. now thousands line up at gun show from ohio,be nevada,be home state of harry reid who today called the president's plan thoughtful but did not commit to acting on it. >> a spokesman putting out tepid statement saying they will review the recommendations from the president. they have a major showdown on his hands. >> bret: suicide bombers blew up the vehicle today in three expleasure in syrian city and 22 people were killed there. they forced them to find makeshift shelter in the caves and ruins. tonight we get a first look at someone who may have been behind last september's deadly assault on a u.s. diplomatic outpost in libya. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge shows us the pictures and a story of an investigation that does not appear to be going anywhere. >> these images with extremist group and long-standing ties to al-qaeda showed one of the key suspect in the 9/11 benghazi terrorist attack. after tunisian authority cited lack of evidence. >> a lot of groups are embolden after benghazi and series of misstep by the american governm
. and that's become very important. >> we saw president bill clinton walk into the capitol right there. what a relationship, what a ride that has been, between him and president obama, started out four years ago. difficult relationship. the president, of course, his wife, hillary clinton. they have grown so close over the last four years. perhaps, one of the most significant political moments in the last campaign, when bill clinton gave that speech at the democratic convention. >> we're told that the president called. >> first phone call. >> right after the election, knew what he had done. as we watch the procession into the platform, i want to bring in nicolle wallace, of course preside republican presidencies and the campaign. before we leave the topic of the clothes the first lady has to wear, sometimes at her peril, how much stress does that create in their lives? >> well, i think presidents usually defer to their wives, the smart presidents do, for the selection of the inaugural tie and what not. i think on a day like this, there's so much buildup that the white house staff and the pres
was first to be broadcast on the internet. president obama, president george w. bush, bill clinton, or ronald reagan? >> bill clinton. >> hmm. poor hoda. >> wait. she got $100? >> so tell us, he was the first? >> it was his second inauguration in 1997, and before you start thinking the white house was super internet savvy, bear in mind bill clinton sent a grand total of two emails during his eight years. his eight years in office. >> are you kidding? >> not kidding. >> world has changed. back across to kath. >> young man from chico, california. who will be one of the performers not singing at president barack obama's second inauguration? beyonce', kelly clarkson, carly rae jepsen or james taylor. who won't be there? >> carly rae jepsen. >> poor hodie. >> this is a bad day. this is a terrible, terrible day for me and my book. >> you know what, hoda. i figured it out, though. they can take the money that they win and buy your book at barnes & noble. >> they can buy four books. okay. carly rae jepsen, the one. >> i guess he didn't call her maybe. >> girl, i thought you were going to g
loss of principal. >>> so clinton and monica lewinsky, richard nixon and watergate, ronald reagan and iran-contra, pundits call it the second term curse. what does that all mean? joining us for a look at this in more about how to run things during your second term in office, our political pundits cnn contributors margaret hoover and paul begala. margaret, you were in the bush white house between the first term and second term. how conscious were they then to legacy, to how to avoid the problems that ultimately did pop up in the second it term? >> there weren't problems in bush's second term like in reag reagan's or clinton's or nixon's by comparison. the problem was maybe a question of misspent political capital, the handling of katrina was terrible and that did impede his ability to get legislative success through. but i think very conscious, especially of the second inaugural address and contents of it. when you go back and read second inaugural addresses that one does stand out as one that captured a moment and captured a vision that the president had for the country at that ti
that happened was with bill clinton. we will share with you some thoughts by jerry is joining us from detroit on the democrats' line, good morning. caller: what makes this inauguration so much more significant that it is taking place on martin luther king jr. birthday. dr. king was certainly a hero of mine and certainly to president obama. and certainly to anyone who believes in equality and social justice. host: on the republican line, steve is joining us from virginia, good morning. caller: is important to look at what has been accomplished in the first four years. the values the -- the value of united states dollar has been reduced by 50% and the value of gold has gone up. everybody on welfare has half as much money to use and all the contributors have golden safety deposit boxes. the rich got richer, and the poor have gotten poorer, let's hope the second term as a little bit more appropriate. host: thanks for the call. from "the national journal "-- the richard nixon inaugurals parade a pesticide to get rid of pigeons. calvin coolidge was sworn in by his own father and ulysses s. grant wa
. welcome. caller: i just want to comment that i find it very revealing that secretary clinton is trying to avoid the benghazi scandal and had on new glasses but not answered one question about how many americans were killed in benghazi. host: i am so incredibly happy right now and so grateful for all that obama has laid out for his second term. we are following tweets. you are welcome to join the conversation. >> i really was and pressed by the whole inauguration. i was able to watch the first one. probably early this morning. i thought it was really professional. the politicians, i wish they would get together like that when it is time to change lolls and improve the stability of this country. i was impressed overall, especially with kelly clarkson and the beyonce. they were impressive with their music. i listened to them sparingly no when they have a couple of hits. i wish to put up more patriotic songs. -- i wish they put out more patriotic songs. it is gentle to the years. it really made an impact. far as their song. host: think you very much. there is the republican leader of the u
the holiday that a president will be sworn in. the last time was president clinton. then ceremonies here in washington. live coverage all day here on the c-span networks including c-span roofment this is a live look from the southwest side of the u.s. capitol. the president will be sworn in at the capitol. the senses is being nut place and security is fog to get tighter over the next couple of days and yule need special passes with color coding to direct you where to go. more information on this on cspan.org. we'll be back in a moment. >> tonight on c-span we'll show you inaugeral speeches from the last 60 years starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern with ronl reagan, bill clinton, dwight eisenhower, harry truman, richard nixon. then president john f. kennedy, george h.w. bush, lyndon johnson, president jimmy carter and we'll wrap up the night at 11 eastern with george w. bush's speech. starting tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> why did you write a book about your experience? >> it was an important part of history. i felt it should be brought to bear. there had been some other accounts o
from this cab set that of secretary of state hillary rodham clinton. four years of travel, 112 countries and nearly amyl i don't know miles she's ready to leave. nominated to replace her, massachusetts senator john kerry. the chairman of the foreign relations committee who is expected to be easily confirmed by his senate colleagues because he's always gotten along with them. now, we have defense sectly i don't know panetta retiring after decades of public service in congress, white house cabinet , the president has nominated senator, former seven for chuck hagel of nebraskaa vietnam combat veteran now to replace him. but hagel has been outspoken in the criticism of his party and he may have some difficulty with his confirmation. the other major depature from the cap net, secretary of the treasury tim geithner who over saw the bail out of the auto industry and recovery of the financial system. the president now nominated jack lew to the job, he was a behind the scenes guy, director of the office of management and budget, both in this administration and that of president clinton.
. martha: so true. >> reporter: nobody saw the troubles that would bee set bill clinton in his second term, principle lee the monica liwienski scandal that would damage his approval rating. what we don't know sometimes is what turns out to be most critical in the second term, and it's -- it rile is an example of you never know. martha: yeah, who knows what the future hold for this president. brit, thank you so much. bill: that last point is an excellent one too. we've spent the last couple of hours talking about the national challenge here at home, whether it's deficit and debt spending, whether it's the unemployment i rate, trying to find a firmer foot for the economy. there is no telling what can happen overseas, based on what we are watching just in northern africa in the last 24 months it is remarkable how that has really pushed itself into the headlines of america today. this is a shot, i don't think we've seen before. i was on the mall four years ago, and i did not have a monitor, frankly, but a rolling shot of cadillac one making its way to the capitol building. did we have that fou
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